The Central Government has , by Circular No. 1026/14/2016-CX dated 23rd April, 2016, extended the time limit for taking Central Excise registration of an establishment by a jeweller up to 01.07.2016. However, the liability for payment of Central Excise duty is with effect from 1st March, 2016. The assessee jewellers may make the payment of Excise Duty for the months of March, 2016, April, 2016 and May, 2016 along with the payment of Excise Duty for the month of June, 2016.
CBEC takes Litigation Management and Dispute Resolution measures; Field formations file applications for withdrawal in 980 and 2174 cases in High Courts and CESTAT respectively as per the new threshold monetary limits prescribed; Out of this, High Courts allow withdrawal in 250 cases and CESTAT in 202 cases